Privates On Parade

The play centres on the  exploits of the fictional Song and Dance Unit South East Asia (SADUSEA), a mostly gay British military concert party stationed in Singapore and Malaysia in the late 1940s during the Malayan Emergency. 

The drama draws upon playwright Peter Nichols' own experiences in the real-life Combined Services Entertainment, the postwar successor to ENSA, the Entertainments National Service Association. 

His alter-ego in the play, Private Stephen Flowers, is posted to the Song and Dance Unit where, serving under the flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis, he discovers it takes more than just a uniform to become a man.